Monday, April 7, 2008

Choices, Chance and Character - MFA Thesis Exhibition

Lauren B. McAdams
Master of Fine Arts degree candidate in metalworking
Artist's Reception: Monday, April 14, 7–9 p.m.

Choices, chance, and character explores the small moments we face when choosing to connect with others. Although elements of chance are not black and white, this work displays longing for simple answers to our most difficult problem…how do we find our match? Although the child-like solutions seem unsuitable, the viewer begins to question certain elements of their decision making paradigm. Adult realities and fantasies emerge from the simplicity of children’s games and communicating vessels. The honesty of a child at play hardens to a “frozen” scene of the choices ahead. Using traditional hand-crafted metalworking techniques in a sculptural sense turns recognizable objects into strangers. The viewer is invited to interact with the metal sculptures and consider their own method of connecting to those “characters” in their life.

ASU Herberger College of the Arts
Harry Wood Gallery, Art Building, Tempe Campus
April 14-18, 2008
Gallery Hours:
Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Free admission- During the artist reception, food and drink provided.

For more information, contact Lauren McAdams at

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